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A ‘more honest’ stock market

A ‘more honest’ stock market

Hello friends, and welcome to Review Week! Last week, I talked about slowing down the growth of Clubhouse users. Well, the news spread this week that they were in talks with Twitter for a $4 billion acquisition, so it looks like they are still quite desirable. This week, I am talking about a stor.....

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Where StockX fits in the business of sneakers

Where StockX fits in the business of sneakers

Prior to StockX, sneaker buyers had campouts on eBay, sneaker stores, and internet forums to connect with other enthusiasts and find the most coveted shoes. Five years later, the impact of the data-driven secondary marketplace extends across technology, the secondary marketplace, the sneaker busi.....

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While eyeing a SPAC, Swedish autonomous EV company Einride nears $75 million in new funding

While eyeing a SPAC, Swedish autonomous EV company Einride nears $75 million in new funding

Einride is looking for $75 million in new funding, while at the same time exploring the possibility of creating a public list through a special purpose-achieving organization, according to people familiar with the agency’s plans. TechCrunch has learned that Swedish autonomous elec.....

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Olo’s IPO could value the company north of $3B as Toast waits in the wings

Olo’s IPO could value the company north of $3B as Toast waits in the wings

Aiming at $18 to $16 per share, Olo could raise $372.6 million in its public offering. The New York-based fintech startup, which provides order-processing software to restaurants, split its initial IPO price range this morning. The company’s debut comes ahead of Toast’s expe.....

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From the ashes of nearly a billion dollars, Ample resurrects Better Place’s battery swapping business model

From the ashes of nearly a billion dollars, Ample resurrects Better Place’s battery swapping business model

Thirteen years ago, Shai Agassi, a software executive committed to the position of CEO of SAP, one of the most powerful software companies in the world, left the company as he dedicated most of his professional life and started a business called Better Place. This startup promised to revolutioniz.....

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Lucid Motors strikes SPAC deal to go public with $24 billion valuation

Lucid Motors strikes SPAC deal to go public with $24 billion valuation

Lucid Motors has reached an agreement to become a publicly owned business by merging with Churchill Capital IV Corp., a special-purpose entity in the largest deal between a blank check company and the launch of electric vehicles. The joint venture, where Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund will c.....

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Amazon Echo Show 10 review: Unmoved

Amazon Echo Show 10 review: Unmoved

Every new smart home device invites new questions. The question is privacy, security and what we are willing to pay for the benefit. Evaluating new products to welcome these conversations and invite them into our home is an uncommon position. For my part, my apartment is limited when it comes to .....

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Fintech Marqeta expands into credit card space days after filing for an IPO

Fintech Marqeta expands into credit card space days after filing for an IPO

Marqeta is expanding into the consumer credit card space to launch other brands’ credit card programs. The move comes just days after the payment card issuer secretly filed with the company as an initial public offering, making it the latest fintech to move to the public market. A.....

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Emerging as an Eastern powerhouse, Earlybird Digital East Fund launches new $242M fund

Emerging as an Eastern powerhouse, Earlybird Digital East Fund launches new $242M fund

The Earlybird Digital East Fund – a fund affiliated with Germany’s Earlybird VC, but managed individually – has launched a €200 million ($242 million) successor fund. The focus of the fund will remain the same: a seed and a series of funds focused on what known as “emerging .....

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Atlassian launches a whole new Trello

Atlassian launches a whole new Trello

Trello, the Kanban Board-centric project management tool acquired by Atlassian in 2017, today launched what is probably one of its most important updates in recent years. With more than 50 million users, Trello is almost a popular project management tool and in a variety of ways, it brings d.....

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The Series A deal that launched a near unicorn: Meet Accel’s Steve Loughlin and Ironclad’s Jason Boehmig

The Series A deal that launched a near unicorn: Meet Accel’s Steve Loughlin and Ironclad’s Jason Boehmig

Only those who truly understand the relationship are in it. Luckily for us, we’re going to have a clear conversation with both sides about the relationship between Ironclad CEO and co-founder Jason Boehmig and his investor and board member Axel partner Steve Loughlin. Loughlin led.....

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Bitcoin briefly breaks the $50,000 barrier as Coinbase’s direct listing looms

Bitcoin briefly breaks the $50,000 barrier as Coinbase’s direct listing looms

Huddle-Crew is in the moment with bitcoin crossing the $50,000 mark for the first time before today. Data topped the list at $50,500. The world’s most well know cryptocurrency; the value of bitcoin has historically proved to be a reasonable proxy for consumer interest in the crypt.....

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